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Social media educator Sean Smith says configuring WiFi access is a band-aid solution for teaching children and youth to use social media in a positive way. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press)

BC Ferries exploring options for better WI-FI

The company says it could bring in a two-tiered system that would include an additional cost

Social media educator Sean Smith says configuring WiFi access is a band-aid solution for teaching children and youth to use social media in a positive way. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press)
The 2015 BC Assessment data indicated that there are only 134 homes in Chilliwack with secondary suites. But the real number is likely much higher. (Jenna Hauck/Progress file)

67,000 homeowners get early-warning assessment notice

These notices have been sent out to homes with an above-average increase in their 2018 assessment

The 2015 BC Assessment data indicated that there are only 134 homes in Chilliwack with secondary suites. But the real number is likely much higher. (Jenna Hauck/Progress file)
VIHA has put out a request for proposals to staff the Island’s first supervised consumption service slated to open at 914 Pandora Street in spring 2018. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria gets approval for supervised consumption site

This will be the first permanent facility on Vancouver Island

VIHA has put out a request for proposals to staff the Island’s first supervised consumption service slated to open at 914 Pandora Street in spring 2018. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
(Screenshot from video by Devin Milner)

VIDEO: Salt Spring Islanders ferry piano to their floating home

Everyone enjoys a little music on the water, but not everyone has a piano on their boat

(Screenshot from video by Devin Milner)
Strategy announced for Indigenous cancer care

Strategy announced for Indigenous cancer care

Various stakeholders have come together to provide a road map from prevention to survivorship

Strategy announced for Indigenous cancer care
BC Ferries adds extra sailings for Christmas

BC Ferries adds extra sailings for Christmas

More than 175 sailings are being added, including 130 between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island

BC Ferries adds extra sailings for Christmas
This is the WestJet’s sixth annual Christmas miracle video. This year they took 12 children’s wishes and turned them into reality. (YouTube/WestJet)

WestJet Christmas video turns children’s wishes into reality

This year’s annual video took a new spin on the 12 days of Christmas

This is the WestJet’s sixth annual Christmas miracle video. This year they took 12 children’s wishes and turned them into reality. (YouTube/WestJet)
Updated: Suspect in Salt Spring murder held under Mental Health Act

Updated: Suspect in Salt Spring murder held under Mental Health Act

Police arrested a 22-year-old man, but are providing few other details

Updated: Suspect in Salt Spring murder held under Mental Health Act
Few details in police incident on Salt Spring Island

Few details in police incident on Salt Spring Island

A home on Maliview Drive was surrounded in police tape

Few details in police incident on Salt Spring Island
BC Ferries to go smoke-free in the new year

BC Ferries to go smoke-free in the new year

A new policy will no longer allow passengers or crew to smoke while aboard any BC Ferries vessel

BC Ferries to go smoke-free in the new year
(flickr/Michael)

What is your most embarrassing work story?

These 25 scenarios taken from senior managers in North America will make you cringe

(flickr/Michael)
American Airlines glitch gives pilots holiday at Christmas

American Airlines glitch gives pilots holiday at Christmas

A computer glitch with the world’s largest airline means American is scrambling to schedule pilots into planes

American Airlines glitch gives pilots holiday at Christmas
B.C. to implement longer prohibitions for dangerous drivers

B.C. to implement longer prohibitions for dangerous drivers

Drivers caught street racing or stunt driving will soon see driving prohibitions extended up to 36 months

B.C. to implement longer prohibitions for dangerous drivers
(USGS)

Small earthquake strikes Vancouver Island

The quake was centred near Victoria

(USGS)
(Vancouver Aquarium)

False killer whale ‘Chester’ dies at Vancouver Aquarium

He was found stranded near Tofino in July 2014 and only had a 10 per cent chance of making it at the time

(Vancouver Aquarium)
Charge laid against B.C. man in alleged cat torture

Charge laid against B.C. man in alleged cat torture

Joshua Michael Lemire, 20, has been charged with one count of causing unnecessary pain/suffering to an animal.

Charge laid against B.C. man in alleged cat torture
This image shows a deer similar in size and shape to the one shown in the Snapchat video circulating out of Campbell River (Pixabay)

Viral video shows deer killed on Snapchat in Campbell River

RCMP say they have identified those involved and are working with conservation officers

This image shows a deer similar in size and shape to the one shown in the Snapchat video circulating out of Campbell River (Pixabay)
Wet weather expected for much of coastal B.C.

Wet weather expected for much of coastal B.C.

The Weather Network is calling for up to 200mm of rain to fall in some areas of the South Coast and Vancouver Island

Wet weather expected for much of coastal B.C.
B.C. groups to address child sex abuse in sports

B.C. groups to address child sex abuse in sports

viaSport is organizing a full day of education in association with Canadian Centre for Child Protection and the Coaching Association of Canada.

B.C. groups to address child sex abuse in sports
Black Press reporter Kendra Wong is seen here with a tactical vest and helmet as she takes part in Victoria’s “Experience the Canadian Armed Forces” event at the Bay St Armoury. (Arnold Lim/BlackPress)

Media gets hands-on training with the Canadian military

Black Press reporter Kendra Wong goes ‘undercover’ in Victoria to learn how to be the best she can be

Black Press reporter Kendra Wong is seen here with a tactical vest and helmet as she takes part in Victoria’s “Experience the Canadian Armed Forces” event at the Bay St Armoury. (Arnold Lim/BlackPress)